(much better with earphones)
Echolocalizator is a prototype aiming to reflect on technology as an essential part of evolution in humanity and digital-virtual technology as a tool that modifies sensibility by creating different ways to interact with the real world and its phenomena. This proposal stems from questioning how living forms build their own notions of reality and how digital or analog devices that can simulate those notions or create alternative ones.
Echolocalizator is a leather helmet that one can wear as a simulating tool perceiving as some animals do through echo-localization. This wearable instrument uses sonars (ranging from 10 to 650cms) based to the left and right of the forehead. A couple of microcontrollers translate in real time the incoming signals into synthetized sound creating a binaural-sound spacialization.